AMD: R7xx Speculation

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  1. whocares

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    And this isn't fully confirmed :razz:. R7хх will be a big mistery to the last moment .
     
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    Maybe I missed it, but their is no "real" evidence to anything on RV770. So maybe this "speculation" thread should not exist for whatever reason?
     
  4. AlexV

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    Kyle hinted at it being not typical Crossfire...or something along those lines, and then the whole shared-memory pool thing was mentioned at some point and it seems to be in favor currently, for whatever reason.
     
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    Ummm ok.....I hope you know why that has anything to do with my question cause I sure don't. There are many different types of speculation....based on rumour, hints, leaks, hopes and dreams. Was just wondering which kind this was.

    Well we should know soon enough.
     
  6. w0mbat

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    Are u shure of this? Cause i wouldnt. Maybe the Die-Size w/ ~250mm² (i bet on 256mm² - sounds great :wink:) is right.
     
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    My sources claim so.
     
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    ummmm ok.... their was only fudzilla, Inq, TGdaily, Kyle B, and a drawing speculating on something other than a normal x2. What does that fall under? All of the above?
     
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    Personally, I think that it's about time that ATi was able to keep its cards close to it's chest (no pun intended). Recently nVidia seemed to be able to use the relatively easily accessed information about ATi's upcoming products to maximize their own products. But now with ATi keeping a tight(er) lid on how it's future products perform (more like how I think nVidia does it), I think it's harder for nVidia to get a good enough read in time and give a decent counter blow. Apparently nVidia has a sample now, of course, with the release so close it's not surprising. But the last few releases they seemed to have the ATi samples a lot earlier.

    It sucks for us, since we have very little, if any, truly reliable information to speculate about, which drives our imagination nuts. But the 'tease' isn't that bad, and hopefully it'll make the release that much more satisfying.
     
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    I'd be surprised if this were the case.
     
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    What's interesting is that not even the partners know what the rv770x2 is right now.
     
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    I hope its not that sounds like a smaller yield for more money every mm2 counts.
     
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    55nm is practically 99% confirmed.
    They won't be going back to 65nm, that wouldn't make sense, and 45/40nm won't be ready until late Q3/Q4.
     
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    i.e No, thanks :)
     
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    With reports that ATi has been sampling the chips for a while now, and the millions of dollars both companies have invested, some industrial espionage is pretty much expected (probably through shared board partners). It's a safe assumption that nVidia knows more about the RV770 that we do. This would also explain the reports that nVidia moved up the GT200 release date to counter the RV770.
     
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    :razz: Oh come on, it's all we pretty much get anyway.
     
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    So you're simply guessing, not basing the assumption on fact. It's ok in that case.
     
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    I've just poked through my repository and found some old built by ATi boards:

    Mach 8 (1991) - made in Taiwan
    Mach 64 VT2 - made in Korea
    Mach 64 VT4 - made in Korea
    Rage II - made in Canada
    TV ISA - made in Canada
    Rage 128 PRO VIVO - made in China
    Rage Fury MAXX - made in China
    TV Wonder PCI - made in China
    AIW Radeon - made in China
    Radeon VIVO - made in China
     
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    ATi has a small assembly facility in Markham, where they make prototype boards and samples for partners and reviewers. So, "made in Canada" cards are very rare, but they do exist...
    http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/36094/135/
     
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    Partly. One of the facts we do have, is the lack of information on the RV770. Which is a good thing for ATi's business.
     
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